NHK Symphony Orchestra, Tokyo


NHK Symphony Orchestra, Tokyo chief conductor PAAVO JÄRVI

Music Tomorrow
Herbert Blomstedt
An Interview with
Herbert Blomstedt

Mo. Blomstedt interprets the innovativeness of a Swedish composer Berwald's Symphony No.3, which he will take up in Program A of the April 2018 subscription concert.

Herbert Blomstedt
An Interview with
Herbert Blomstedt

Mo. Blomstedt talks about the charm of Beethoven's Piano Concerto No.4, which he will take up in Program C of the April 2018 subscription concert with Maria João Pires, one of the world...

Scheduled Broadcast


Wednesday, June 20, 2018 7:00p.m. ~ 9:10p.m.

NHK-FM NHK Symphony Orchestra Concert

「No.1890 Subscription (Program B)」

Kabalevsky / Cello Concerto No.2 c minor op.77(1964)

Tchaikovsky / Symphony No.5 e minor op.64

Tadaaki Otaka, conductor
Mario Brunello, cello

生放送 June 20, 2018 Suntory Hall


Sunday, July 1, 2018 9:00p.m. ~ 11:00p.m.

NHK Educational TV NHK Symphony Orchestra Concert

「No.1885 Subscription (Program A)」

Beethoven / Violin Concerto D major op.61

Sibelius / “Four Legends”, sym. poem op.22 - “Lemminkäinen and the Maidens of Saari” “The Swan of Tuonela” “Lemminkäinen in Tuonela” “The Return of Lemminkäinen”

Paavo Järvi, conductor
Christian Tetzlaff, violin

収録 May 12, 2018 NHK Hall




Recruitment of NHKSO Academy (Percussion)



NHK Symphony Orchestra tour in Vietnam to commemorate the 45th year of Japan-Vietnam diplomatic relations



Herbert Blomstedt, Honorary Conductor Laureate, to receive the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon



Recruitment (2nd Clarinet doubling E-flat Cl.)



December 2018 subscription series programs — Change of conductors

ⓒBelinda Lawley


The history of the NHK Symphony Orchestra dates back to October 5th, 1926 when a professional orchestra called the New Symphony Orchestra was formed. After being briefly called the Japan Symphony Orchestra, it was renamed the NHK Symphony Orchestra when it began to receive full financial support from Nippon Hoso Kyokai (Japan Broadcasting Corporation) in 1951. During those years, the orchestra invited German conductor Joseph Rosenstock as its Chief Conductor, under whose baton the orchestra established the foundation to become Japan’s leading orchestra. Thereafter, the orchestra continually invited many of the world’s most renowned conductors of the time, including Herbert von Karajan, Ernest Ansermet, Joseph Keilberth and Lovro von Matačić, to name but a few, and worked with some of the world’s most celebrated soloists to offer the public innumerable outstanding performances which have become entrenched as part of Japan’s history of classical music. The subscription concerts series, which is the core of its activities, started on February 20th, 1927, and has continued without interruption ever since, even during the Second World War.